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Iktmariacea.']                      $t,buA INDICA.                                   S57

petiolatw pinnatipartitis, kbit multifidis> peduuculis solitariis oppo&iti-
foliis, floribus molaceis.

The distribution of this gemia very nearly coincides with that of Gflmdum, and
the only species included within our flora is not found east of the Indns.

1. R.hybrida (DC. Syst. ii. 92).— Led. M. Ross. i. 92;. E. re-
fracfca, DC. Syst. ii. 93. R. phmatifida, £oivin. in Belang. Toy. Ic. ined.
R. rhoeadiflora, Soiss. Biagn. vi. 7. B. orientals, Boiss. Ann. JSc. Nat.
*er. ii. xvi. 374.

a. sepalis hirsutis setosisve, siliquis peduuculis lougioribushispido-
setoais, valvis obtusis.

|9. sepalis glaberrimis, siliquis brevibus pollicaribus, pedunculis bre-
vioribus glaberrirais, valvis acutis v. in aculeum produetis.

y. sepalis glaberrimis,, siliquis f-pollicaribus, pedunculis breviori-
bus nispido-setosis3 valvis acuminatis.

HAB. Afghanistan, alt. 10-12,000 ped.}l^n^/ et Beluchistan,
Stock*!— (EL vew.) (v. *,)

DISTEIB. Europaaustaradis! regio Meditefarauea! JIgyptus! Asiaocci-
dentalis t

Herba spithamroa et ultra, ramosa, foliosa, glahra pilosa v. hispido-pilosa, gracilia
v. robusta, statnra et hahitu valde polymorpha. lolia 2-4 unc. longa, hipinnatisecta,
lohis segmentisve linearibus late oblongisve integerrimis v. dentatis obtusis acutis
snbaristatisve. fedicelli breves v. valde elongati/ rohusti v. graciles. Sepala ob-
tusa, glabra, pubescentia v. setosa. F/of diam. variabilis, phccniceus violaceus v. ruber,
akbastra obloaga v. fere globosa. Sttiqua longe v. brevius pedicellata, erecta v. (pe-
clunculo cot^o) refracta, 1^-3 UBC, longa, 3-4-valvis ; vaJvse obtuaao, acute v. in^cor-
nua ultra stfgmataproductse,tngtBtat«, gtaberrira» v. setose.

After a very carefiil comparison of our Indian specimens with'Boissre^fi JR. orientalis
and rh&adiflora, and De Candolle's refr<tcta> we are unable to find any character by
'Which these species are to be distinguished even as constantly marked varieties.
Stocks, in his notes on the Beluchistan species, points out the invalidity of the cha-
racters of R. refracta, which are taken from the curved peduncle and breadth of the
lobes of the leaves. The number and size of the valves of the pods, their sharp or
blunt apices, and more or less hairy or setose valves,' are characters that vary with
• every European and oriental specimen that h$s fallen under our .observation.

XT. FUMAEIACEJl.
Sepala 2, lateralia, decidua, Petala 4> cruoiata, libera^v. yarfe coriimta,
irregularia, postico seepissime calcarato.' Stamina ssepissiine 6, dtadelpha,
rarius 4 et libera, phalanges peiaiis antico et postico oppositse, antherae
6, kterales cujusve pbalangis uniloculares. Ovarium unDoculare, ovulis 1
v. plmibas horizontalibus amphitropis. tffyfoHiliformiB* Stigma sim-
plex v. lobatUHL Jfrvcfas indebiis<»n« v. capsukris, l-polyspennue..
Semina testa seepisBime nitida; arillo parvo lacero v. lobato, rariua 0.
Albumen caroosum. Jshnbryo minutus, pieinamqufi excentriottSi ^tus v.
curvns.—Herbs erecta decumfontes r. scanAtntet, sutito aqueo tcatente*,
foliis altemis rarius opposite pinnatisectfa.
We have few remarks to' offer upon ftia Jfell known family, which, ihoagh it at-'